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Walmart Layaway 2013 Early Access (Sept 11 – Dec 13)

Walmart Layaway 2013

September, October, November, December. Yikes, Christmas is only three months away! Sigh. The thought of Christmas makes me weak, but maybe if I address it early, I’ll be less stressed. Gifts for the boys will be simple. I’m learning each year how simple we need to make things as more and more toys go untouched. Right now, I’m gathering gift ideas which I will be setting aside in layaway. By the time the shopping season rolls around, everything’ll be paid for and I’ll be ahead of the game.

Walmart is offering an Early Layaway offer via Facebook. Consumers who claim the offer get access to Layaway September 11th & 12th instead of the 13th like everyone else. Unlike many other offers, you don’t have to “Like” the Walmart Facebook page to claim the offer. This’ll be a great opportunity for us to put away a few bikes in addition to our other gift picks. I’m sad that we didn’t get to go bike riding this year as a family, but next Spring we’ll be prepared with some shiny new bikes and a seat for Juicykins.


1. 26″ Huffy Nel Lusso Women’s Cruiser Bike / 2. 26″ Avalon Men’s Cruiser Bike / 3. WeeRide Kangaroo Bicycle Child Carrier

Walmart’s 2013 layaway compared to previous years:

This year, Walmart is doing away with the $5 open fee and only asking for the usual down payment of $10 or 10% (whichever is greater). Each item must be at least $15 with a layaway total of at least $50. Consumers will have 90 days to pay off layaway purchases. A fee of $10 will be charged if layaway is cancelled of not paid by December 13th.


In addition, layaway customers can take advantage of Walmart’s Ad Match Guarantee. Walmart will match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical item at the Walmart.com Services Desk. This includes layaway items throughout the holiday season. Score! For more information about Walmart Layaway 2013, visit www.walmart.com/layaway. Shop responsibly!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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    October 6, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Just don’t make the same mistake I did today, after spending two hours of shopping for my grand kids Christmas presents we get to the layaway department and was told that clothes and shoes can not be put in layaway. I do remember last year that electronics was the only thing that could be put in but that has not been the case this year. So Walmart needs to have some kind of a sign put up in the stores telling people this before they loss a lot of customers getting upset over this had I not been able to pay for the items I got this would have been the case for myself.

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    September 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Oh wow! Considering that I absolutely hate going into malls/stores during the holidays, I think this may be right up my alley. There are a few items I’ve been eyeing that I can knock out over time while avoiding the Xmas financial pinch I tend to find myself in. Thanks for posting!

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    Laila (@OnlyLaila)
    September 8, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    This is great! I definitely think I will take advantage of Walmart’s layaway this year. There are some items that I’d like to get and this would help me get them without using credit and avoiding the last minute rush.

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